Community Development programs
Community Decision Support uses a variety of tools to help communities explore the "what if" questions in planning for the future, broadening participation in community decision-making and improving policy decisions.
Below are links to the many tools available throughout the University of Missouri.
CARES — Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems
Uses geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, environmental modeling, and Internet mapping to help better address resource, environmental and socio-economic issues.
CPAC — Community Policy Analysis Center
Provides research, outreach and training to support improved policy decisions in Missouri communities.
OSEDA — Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis
PPRC — Public Policy Research Center
CIM — Community Issues Management
How does the MU Community Development Program Impact Missouri?
2009 Annual Report (PDF)
Community Development - University of Missouri